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Sutter Coast Walk-In Care Expands Hours

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Sutter Coast Hospital understands the importance of getting care when you need it, so the hospital has extended hours in the Sutter Coast Walk-In Care for the convenience of our patients. The health center is now open seven days a week with expanded hours from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

“We are excited to extend the operating hours at our facility to better serve our patients and their families with convenient, quality care,” said Vanita Roland, manager of the Sutter Coast Health Center. “Based on feedback we received from our patients, we adjusted to open earlier and stay open longer. As most of our patients come to the facility on a walk-in basis, we think they will appreciate the flexibility of the new hours.”

 Sutter Coast Walk-In Care offers quick access and personalized care for everyday illnesses and health needs from the flu to sprains and wellness services. The center offers daily walk-in services, no appointments necessary.

Sutter Coast Walk-In Care is located at 785 E. Washington Blvd., Crescent City (across the street from the hospital). For more information, please call 707-464-8818.

Sutter Amador Hospital Honored at American Legion Ambulance Award Reception

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 | 0 comments

JACKSON – During National EMS Week, the American Legion Ambulance Services (ALA) hosted its annual awards reception, EMS Strong, to honor those who have been instrumental in providing care to the community.

Sutter Amador Hospital staff celebrate at the ALA award reception.

For more than 20 years, the ALA has hosted the event that brings together 100 ambulance personnel, members of the local fire departments, EMS, hospital employees and law enforcement officials for an evening of celebration and dinner provided by the Jackson Fire Department.

“This year’s theme, ‘Always in Service,’ embraces the spirit of our emergency personnel and volunteers,” said Michelle Clark, operations manager of the Amador County ALA who helped organized the event. “These responders encounter stressful situations every day and it is important that they are recognized and shown gratitude for the job that they do.” Read More

Sutter Coast Hospital Provides Health Education and Screenings at Community Health Fair

Posted by on May 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Del Norte County – Sutter Coast Hospital is excited to participate in the Del Norte County Health Fair on June 3 at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds to provide the community with free health information on topics ranging from pediatric health and infection prevention to heart health and fall prevention. At the event, Sutter Coast Hospital will  provide free blood pressure checks and information about our new 3D mammography at Sutter Imaging Center in Brookings, Oregon.

We will also offer a variety of health screenings including:

  • CHEM panel test for glucose, kidney function, electrolytes and liver function
  • Lipid panel test for cholesterol, triglycerides and good cholesterol
  • CBC test for anemia, infection and other disorders
  • TSH test for thyroid function screening
  • Vitamin D testing

Each test will cost $6.00 and anyone choosing to have the chemistry panel or lipid panel must fast (no food or beverages after midnight prior to the test).

For more information or to schedule your health screening appointment, please call (707) 464-0861, ext. 2827.

Sutter Auburn Faith Doctor provides Sun Protection Tips

Posted by on May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Auburn – With the summer nearly upon us and a long holiday weekend approaching, it’s important to remember to protect your skin while enjoying time with family and friends outdoors. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Barton Bradshaw, M.D., from Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital answers the most frequent questions about sun protection and provides tips to keep you protected all summer long.

What SPF should I use?

High SPF numbers can lead to a false sense of security. SPFs higher than 50 provide only 2% more protection than an SPF 25-30, which protects against 97-98% of UVB rays. All sunscreens need to be applied every 90 minutes, especially if you are outside for more than two hours, actively walking, reading, running errands or gardening. Sunscreen should always be reapplied after swimming or other water activities. This is true even for “water resistant” and “sweat proof” labeled products. And remember that sunscreen should be applied 20-30 minutes before sun exposure. Be sure to apply to all exposed skin including places like ears and feet. Read More

Sutter Coast Hospital hosts Blood Drive

Posted by on May 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Crescent City – Every two seconds in the U.S., a person is in need of blood. Sutter Coast Hospital in partnership with the Northern California Community Blood Bank (NCCBB) encourages Del Norte residents to attend the blood drive at the hospital on May 23.

“We rely heavily on our bloodmobile events to reach members of the community,” said Dee Vallee, donor recruiter with Northern California Community Blood Bank. “The bloodmobile helps supply roughly 70 percent of our blood supply.”

According to the blood bank, the entire blood donation process (screening, healthiness test and the donation) takes roughly 45 minutes to an hour and is relatively pain free.

“The summer is an important time to donate,” said Rose Corcoran, chief nurse executive at Sutter Coast Hospital. “Our physicians, nurses and staff members understand the importance of the blood drive and encourage the community to join them in supporting the blood drive for those patients who need it most.” Read More